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GTGC - #170 - Cloud Atlas


It is the dawn of a new era, Dear Listener. The era of the Randomizer AB1700 which holds the fate of this show in its hands. On general months, the Randomizer will be used to fill out programming except in the case of Patron or Host picks. Each of the hosts has selected a number of titles to place in the Randomizer. That being said, the Randomizer has given us Cloud Atlas to kick of April.

That's right, we take a look at the underrated Wachowski/Tykwer cross-generational sci-fi film lead by Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in a number of roles. To go along with this weeks movie and the vast amount of Tom Hanks, we decide to highlight our favorite Tom Hanks films. 

As the show continues, we move into analysis and Dalton gets the ball rolling. This week, Dalton brings up the idea of the flexibility of race and gender; discussing how we are all people, and how the Wachowski Sisters deal with those ideas of humanity, soul, and personhood. Caleb tags in and builds off of Dalton's analysis; however, he introduces the idea of stories and they transcend time, space, and culture and can impact generations to come. Alex takes the floor after Caleb and discusses the power of music. This is a very art appreciation heavy show as Alex discusses the power of music, and analyzes how music works both in the diegesis and non-diegesis of the film. Dustin, being Dustin closes out the Analysis section by bringing up questions of philosophy and looking at it through a Nietzschian lens. And there you have it dear listener, hit play and then go forth and tell your children to tell their children about the GoodTrash GenreCast. 

Cloud Atlas time stamps

00:45 - Welcome and Intros
16:30 - The Game - Favorite Tom Hanks Movies
24:51 - Analysis
43:28 - Shelf or Trash: Else or Instead
50:58 - Social Media Contacts 
52:14 - Wrap Up and Announce Next Weeks Film

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